How An Entrepreneur And Mother-Of-Five Balances Work And Family Life

January 13, 2021 – British Vogue – Celia Muñoz, founder of the brilliant Spanish-made, London-based childrenswear brand, La Coqueta, and a mother-of-five, is well-versed in the dynamics of working from home as a parent. A partnership with Plant-for-the-Planet that promises to plant a trillion trees worldwide over the next four years is her latest passion project, born out of her own children’s interest in the climate crisis. Here, she tells British Vogue the best advice she’s received as a working parent, and why a willingness to learn from your children can be your biggest asset.

The Business Idea Born Out Of Necessity

“La Coqueta started when my first daughter, Flavia, was born. I had just left my previous role as a headhunter and as a young mum, my love for fashion evolved and naturally focused on my children. It was when looking for clothes for them that I noticed a gap in the market, as it was hard to find well-made, affordable and good quality hand-me-downs for daily wear. I started to buy clothes for my children every time I would visit my hometown [in Spain], and following that I started receiving personal orders from people in my neighborhood back in London who were appreciative of the way I dressed them. At some point, the orders became quite sizeable, and I started exploring the opportunity of making a business out of selling Spanish clothes. This is how La Coqueta was born. It is fair to say that having children ignited that focus on fashion for children, as I got to know it intimately through its everyday use.”

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